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the community enjoys the new fleet of buses. and our organization in taxpayers wind up paying less for fuel and maintenance costs. it is a great win win-win the opportunity for all of us. just as importantly, with this grant, we get to free more bay area jobs. these buses will be built right here in a word, and it is part of the buy american clauses appeared in total, sam trans will be replacing in purchasing 62 new buses. these buses have hundreds of thousands of miles, and having these new brakes, leader buses will be a win for everyone in the community. i would like to thank everyone at the federal level and the regional level. this is a great win for sam ñ and for o. thank you very much. [applause]
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>> thank you. our partner to the east, ac transit. my colleague is here for them, elsa ortiz. [applause] >> good morning. as president of the ac transit board of directors and on behalf of my fellow board members, i want to think the federal transit administration and administrator matt millen for showing an understanding of our $7.5 million grant that will help us maintain bus-reliable service. i also want to thank our east bay congressional delegation for always supporting our efforts and for working so hard on our behalf of the securities grant appeared we know that without congresswoman lee to helping our
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perpetual fight for fundamental would be much tougher. we need the funding to replace our existing bus fare box system and support equipment. fareboxes are a required element for recording and collecting cash fares on our buses. system failures not only result in lost fare revenues but also costly maintenance, expenses for repair and interruption of service. ac transit will bite fareboxes and equipment for storage as well as equipment to manage the system. replacement will bring our fair system into a state of good repair and enable us to provide our customer with most reliable transit service. a game, thank you, deputy, and to our congressional delegation for your leadership and steadfast support for public transit. we will put this funding to very good use. thank you. [applause]
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>> thank you very much. i will end by echoing her last phrase, and i think i can speak on behalf of all the transit agencies. we will absolutely put these dollars to good use. we will spend them efficiently. thank you again for bringing us this good news. to what everybody else for sharing with us. and thank you for coming out. -- thank you to everybody else for sharing with us. [applause]
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